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Sardis Lake is the site of the 30th Annual Dragonfly Sprint Triathlon on Saturday, August 24. Presented by P.R. Event Management, the event begins at 8 a.m. on the sandy white beach at Cypress Point on the Lower Lake at Sardis Reservoir.
The 19-year-old and under American Legion Panola Pirates recently competed in the American Legion state tournament at Oak Grove High School in Hattiesburg. Reaching the quarterfinals, it was the first Pirates team to capture a win in the state tournament since the team was founded in 2015. Four Lee Academy boys play for the Pirates.
Lee Academy football is hosting a jamboree Friday night in preparation for the football season set to begin Aug. 23.
The Colts, Indianola Academy, Marshall Academy, North Delta School, Tunica Academy, Kirk Academy and Magnolia Heights School will all be participating.
Wyoming Levorne Robertson, 62, of Clarksdale died Aug. 7, 2019.
Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019 at Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church. The Rev. L.C. Tyler II will preside. Burial will be at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Visitation is 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16.
Corey D. Stokes, 48, of Clarksdale died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019 at Methodist Hospital in Memphis.
A public viewing will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, 2019 at Delta Burial Funeral Home on 615 South State St. in Clarksdale.
Sarah Lee Williams, 68 of Robinsonville died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019 at Baptist DeSoto Hospital in Southaven.
Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019 at New Jerusalem Baptist Church in Clarksdale. Pastor Jimmy Glasper will officiate. Burial is at Heavenly Rest Cemetery in Luon.
Frenchie Esau Genola Feather, 95, of Saltillo, and formerly of Clarksdale, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Tuesday, Aug.13, 2019 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.Mrs. Feather was born on July 14, 1924, in Linn, the youngest child of the late Simon Esau Genola and Olive Beevers Genola.
Clarence Marion Cariker, Jr., 84, of Dundee, a retired Corporate Pilot at Day Co. for 30 years and Farmer and President of Yazoo MS Delta Levee Board, passed away August 11, 2019 at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis. Visitation is noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday August 13, 2019 at First Baptist Church in Tunica. Funeral services are 2 p.m.